1897 – M H Cannon becomes 1st woman state senator in US (Utah)
1913 – 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
1922 – Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes, on Canadian Leonard Thompson, age 14.
1935 – Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland, California (non-stop, of course)
1938 – Francis Moulton elected 1st woman president of a US national bank.
1949 – Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles.
1959 – 9th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 28-21; MVP’s: Frank Gifford, NY GIants, HB; Doug Atkins, Chicago Bears, DE.
1963 – The Beatles single “I Want to Hold Your Hand” reaches #80 in US (Cashbox)
1964 – First government report by US Surgeon General Luther Terry warning that smoking may be hazardous.
1967 – San Diego is granted an NBA franchise to be called the Rockets; franchise moves to Houston for the 1971-72 season.
1971 – Tiger ace reliever John Hiller, 27, suffers a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves.
1976 – Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive national figure skating championship.
1982 – Atlanta, Georgia’s temperature goes below zero F.
1984 – Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highes-scoring NBA game.
1987 – Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Washington, 17-0)
1989 – 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
1993 – Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics.
2001 – New York Knicks hold an opponent under 100 points for NBA-record 29th straight game in a 76-75 loss to the Houston Rockets; streak snaps 46-year-old NBA record of 28 straight set by the Fort Wayne Pistons in 1954-55.
2010 – Simon Cowell leaves “American Idol”
2016 – College Football National Championship, University of Phoenix Stadium: #2 Alabama beats #1 Clemson, 45-40.